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Research From Mayo Clinic Finds Risk Of Glaucoma Blindness Drops By Half
2014-01-22 15:52:17

[ Watch the Video: Mayo Clinic Research Finds Risk of Glaucoma Blindness Drops by Half ] Mayo Clinic A comparative long-range study by Mayo Clinic ophthalmology researchers shows that the probability of blindness from glaucoma 20 years after diagnosis has dropped by half in the last generation. The findings appear online in the “in press” section of the journal Ophthalmology. The researchers examined the medical records of all residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, age 40 or...

2014-01-22 12:20:42

Regulations on Access to Kiosks Violate Federal Law, Organization Says WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, filed suit (case number:1:14-cv-00085) in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia today against the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). The suit challenges regulations, issued by the DOT under the Air Carrier Access Act...

2014-01-21 23:25:09

CheckMates - Echo Sense Network Glasses are a Life Changing Product for the Visually Impaired and Blind. Individuals with Low Vision can experience increased independence as CheckMates are available now at http://www.floridareading.com/. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 For the more than 25 million people in the United States who cope with significant vision loss each and every day, their condition doesn’t remit when they leave their home. Tasks such as catching a bus,...

2014-01-20 16:21:54

WILMINGTON, N.C., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lenstatin(TM) LLC announces worldwide introduction of the very first nutritional supplement containing Unique Proprietary Antioxidant Blend of micronutrients specifically selected and formulated based on anti-cataractogenic properties. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140120/CL49322) Cataract surgery is the most common therapeutic procedure performed on patients over age 65 in the United States, with over 2 million...

2014-01-20 16:21:52

WILMINGTON, N.C., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lenstatin(TM) LLC announces worldwide introduction of the very first nutritional supplement specifically formulated to support healthy lens metabolism for patients with early cataract formation. Lenstatin contains a Unique Proprietary Antioxidant Blend of micronutrients with anti-cataractogenic activity, the exact formula of which is not reproduced by any other vitamin preparation. (Photo:...

2014-01-20 10:24:51

Findings are published in special issue of IOVS Aging gracefully may not be an option for the 40 million people worldwide who are blind or have significant visual impairment. It's reported that 65% of those with visual impairment and 82% of those who are blind are over 50 years of age. In a special issue of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), ophthalmic leaders from around the world address "the aging eye" to focus attention on unmet needs and accelerate the...

2014-01-16 23:22:28

Glaucoma is a silent illness; most people have no early symptoms or warning signs as their peripheral vision diminishes or blind spots occur. Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Glaucoma is a silent illness; most people have no early symptoms or warning signs as their peripheral vision diminishes or blind spots occur. It affects more than 2.7 million Americans age 40 and older. Another 2 million do not know they have the disease. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and Frantz EyeCare...

2014-01-14 23:29:39

The new “Eye Care Tips” article on the site Vkool.com covers useful tips on how to improve eyesight effectively. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 The new “Eye Care Tips” article on the website Vkool.com delivers nutrition and lifestyle tips to maintain good eyesight efficiently. This article is specifically designed for those who want to prevent eye problems naturally without using any kind of drugs or medications. At the beginning of the article, the author reveals some...

2014-01-14 16:27:53

Window-Eyes Screen Reader Now Available for Free to Many Microsoft Office Users BALTIMORE, Jan.14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for equal access to technology by the blind, today commended Microsoft Corporation and GW Micro for their announcement of a partnership that makes GW Micro's Window-Eyes screen reader available for free to users of Microsoft Office 2010 or higher. More details about this groundbreaking...

2014-01-14 16:25:59

WASHINGTON, N.C., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Precision Eye Care is proud to announce their support of Glaucoma Awareness Month, taking place this January. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness; and in the United State alone, it affects more than 2.7 million people over the age of 40. The National Eye Institute projects this number will grow to 4.2 million by 2030. Experts suggest a major reason for the large number of glaucoma sufferers is that most people don't realize...


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2010-09-23 19:56:17

The Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. It was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman. The Braille characters are made up of six dot positions arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each. Including a subset when dots are not raised, there are sixty-four possible subsets. The positions on the grid are number 1-3 from top to bottom, on the left, and 4-6 from top to bottom on the right. Horizontal Braille text is...

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